There are 7 ways to get from Malawi to South Africa by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Blantyre to Johannesburg  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Blantyre (BLZ) to Johannesburg (JNB) BLZ - JNB

$199 - $423

Cheapest option

Bus  •  33 h

  1. Take the bus from Blantyre to Johannesburg

$45 - $100

5 alternative options

Fly Lilongwe to Johannesburg  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Lilongwe (LLW) to Johannesburg (JNB) LLW - JNB

$199 - $445

Fly Blantyre to Pietermaritzburg  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Blantyre (BLZ) to Pietermaritzburg (PZB) BLZ - PZB

$145 - $807

Fly Blantyre to Durban  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Blantyre (BLZ) to Durban (DUR) BLZ - DUR

$272 - $792

Fly Blantyre to East London  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Blantyre (BLZ) to East London (ELS) BLZ - ELS

$270 - $812

Drive  •  19 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Blantyre to Johannesburg 1067.1 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Malawi to South Africa is to bus which costs $45 - $100 and takes 33 h.

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The quickest way to get from Malawi to South Africa is to fly which costs $190 - $430 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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The distance between Malawi and South Africa is 1960 km. The road distance is 1707.3 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Malawi to South Africa, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Blantyre and arriving at Johannesburg. Services depart once a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 33 h.

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The best way to get from Malawi to South Africa is to fly which takes 2 h 46 min and costs $190 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $100 and takes 33 h.

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Map of how to get from Malawi to South Africa.
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  • Distance: 1225 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

What companies run services between Malawi and South Africa?

South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and Malawian Airlines fly from Blantyre to Benoni twice daily. Alternatively, InterCape operates a bus from Blantyre to Johannesburg once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $100 and the journey takes 33 h. JR Choeu Express & Coaches also services this route once a week.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Blantyre to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $470
Flights from Lilongwe to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Blantyre to Pietermaritzburg via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Blantyre to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Blantyre to Durban via Johannesburg, Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Blantyre to Durban via Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Blantyre to Durban via Johannesburg, Capetown
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Flights from Blantyre to East London via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Blantyre to East London via Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Blantyre to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Lilongwe to Johannesburg via Blantyre
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Blantyre to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Blantyre to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Blantyre to East London via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Malawian Airlines
Website
malawian-airlines.com
Flights from Blantyre to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Bus operators
InterCape
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Blantyre to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za

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